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Deanna Othman
Deanna Othman is a freelance journalist from Chicago, IL. She has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Daily Herald and on the blog Mondoweiss.

Entries by Deanna Othman

FLOTUS's Uncovered Head Overly Covered by Media

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 11:14 AM

Apparently the most contentious element of the American-Saudi alliance is the decision of First Lady Michelle Obama to go before the new Saudi king, gasp, bareheaded.

Forget decades of hypocritical condemnations of tyrants in the Middle East while maintaining the strongest of ties with a monarchy that stifles freedom of...

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Balance and Objectivity at the Expense of Accuracy?

(6) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 2:02 AM

Co-authored by Roqayah Chamseddine
Roqayah Chamseddine is a Sydney based Lebanese-American journalist and commentator. She tweets @roqchams and writes for Al Akhbar English.

"Israeli troops raid rocket-launching sites in Gaza as residents are urged to evacuate"
"How Israel is fighting for its life"

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Sawyer Blunder Indicative of Gaping Deficiency in American Journalism

(6) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 10:45 AM

If you were one of the approximately 7 million people who watched ABC World News with Diane Sawyer Wednesday evening, you likely saw the story covering the current situation in Gaza. Israel launched what it has dubbed "Operation Protective Edge" in the densely populated strip of land that...

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Objectivity Impossible for Muslims?

(14) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 3:02 PM

If you've been online this past week, chances are you are one of the 2 million people who have watched the clip of Reza Aslan's interview on Fox News regarding his new book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. What should have been a debate surrounding the...

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Making a Farce of a Faith: Where Do We Draw the Line?

(48) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 12:32 PM

This week, a birthday card is making headlines for its provocative messaging. A member of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) discovered the card, which features a doll on the cover donning the hijab, in a Chicago store. The card reads,...

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The Curious Case of Katherine Russell

(106) Comments | Posted April 27, 2013 | 12:13 AM

I can just see the Lifetime movie title now: "Married to a terrorist: The Katherine Russell Story."
With the constant barrage of information, and I use that word loosely, regarding the Boston Marathon bombings suspects--the inflammatory rhetoric of radicalization, jihadis and vengeful murder--Katherine Russell, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev,...

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